Ian Haldane, Chairman of leading builders merchant Haldane Group, has received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Builders’ Merchant Awards for his outstanding contribution to the industry and Haldane Group as a whole.
Ian was presented with the award in celebration and recognition of his hard work and dedication to the sector, the local community and Haldane Group employees.
Speaking of Ian’s achievement, David Haldane, CEO at Haldane Group, said: “The Lifetime Achievement Award serves as a tribute to Ian’s decades-long impact on the growth and success of Haldane Group, as well as his influence on the broader industry landscape.
“Striving for excellence and demonstrating a commitment to providing quality materials and outstanding service, Ian’s exceptional leadership has led Haldane Group to grow organically and through acquisition while retaining the high levels of personal service associated with a family run business.
“On behalf of the entire Group, we want to wish Ian a massive congratulations for this undoubtedly well-deserved recognition – he has been a true pioneer across the industry and it is fantastic to see him acknowledged for the tangible and positive effect he has had.”
In addition to Ian’s recognition, Haldane Group was shortlisted in the Heating and Plumbing Merchant of the Year category and Lightside Showroom of the Year category, as well as receiving individual shortlistings for Joe Smith, GE Robinson, who was shortlisted as Merchant Achiever of the Year, and Haldane Fisher Bangor Branch Manager Richard Chambers, who was shortlisted for Branch Manager of the Year.
Ian added: “It is an honour to have received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Builders’ Merchant Awards.
“It stands as testament to the legacy we have constructed over the years, with customer service and knowledge at the heart of our operations throughout.
“This wouldn’t have been possible without my family, and I have every confidence that our reputation for innovation, excellence, and resilience will continue to be upheld as we move into a new era under David’s leadership.”
Earlier this year, Haldane Group announced a £50m investment across five years to ensure the ongoing growth and development of the business, which includes brands Haldane Fisher NI, Haldane Fisher – Isle of Man, Haldane Fisher – UK, GE Robinson, Prowood, Key Hardware, Plumbmaster, and Bathline.